Living Life Poetically

Living Life Poetically: The Way of the World

A few days ago, I was reminded of exactly how much of my student loan debt I’ve already paid, how much of that has been interest, and how much I still owe.

Suddenly, it hit me: Based on the amount still owed and the high interest rates, it is practically impossible to pay off my student loans in the near future with my current debt/income ratio–even with all the hard work and budgeting a person can muster.

There’s no way to sugar-coat it. Things like this just get you downright depressed.

So, in light of how I’ve been feeling lately regarding my student loans (utterly hopeless), I decided to revisit a poem I had drafted in 2017.

“The Way of the World” is about the inevitable and unexpected challenges of this world that just make it that much harder to positlive.

However, living life with positivity is an effort that we should never give up on. Sometimes it means acknowledging our adverse reality, giving ourselves permission to feel , and hanging on to a slither of hope for better days to come.

The Way of the World
Photo Credit: Original image by Canva. Edited by E. Ballay

Life is a grind.
So much on the mind.
Seeking to find.
Looking for a sign

It’s the way of the world.

Life can be bittersweet
When trying to make ends meet.
But don’t ever quit
Kneeling at God’s feet.

It’s the way of the world.

Life has many turns.
So trust in better days to come.
Always reach for the sun.
For many things equal one

By E. Ballay

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